inner child

Part 2: How to Integrate the Ego

Photo by Kellie Walsh

Photo by Kellie Walsh

First realize that the Ego was created by the mind as a protective mechanism.

It is and always will be part of the mind, body, spirit connection.

We can not be human without an ego, but we can weave the ego into our higher selves, through the heart meditation.

PRACTICE:
When you find yourself in the middle of emotions or actions, that no longer serve you such as:

Sadness Pride Judgement Worry Anxiety

Bring your awareness to the center of the middle of your upper abdomen, and BREATH.

This is your 3rd Chakra, move your consciousness there, as you begin to observe your thoughts and feelings. The 3rd chakra is about will and action moving through this physical world. Sense all around this area of your body with each breath.

Take long deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling through your nose. Stay here as long as you need, until you feel a shift in emotions.

Then begin to have a dialogue with your inner child. Asking him or her what are they feeling? Where is it coming from and or why are they acting in this particular way? Let it know that you hear them, honor them and now it is your turn as the Adult and connected to the higher self to protect them.

You are part of the whole now, you can begin to see your BIG self merging with this Small self within this Chakra.

Continue to Breath into this center, until the emotions are fully gone. Either eyes open or closed.

Then take your awareness embracing your inner child up into your Heart Center. It is from the heart that the Ego must now reside. For from the space of our hearts, we can develop understanding, compassion and non judgement. Place your Ego/inner child deep within the chamber of your heart.

Use this whenever you feel your words, actions are not coming from your heart. Go back into the 3rd Chakra and bring up your ego once again. Becoming the observer, and always using the breath you can become a Phoenix child raising up from any old narrative from the past that no longer serve you

Much Love,

Jafriel

Part 1: The Phoenix Child Vs. The Inner Child

Photo by Kellie Walsh

Photo by Kellie Walsh

The Ego gets a bad rap. We always like to blame our behaviors, our untethered emotions, our circumstances on the ego, lack of ego, too much ego, or even uncontrolled ego. However, the ego is really here to be the protector of our innocence. It has served us through the years to navigate us through this world. It is the untethered ego that can cause chaos and uncertainty in our lives and our paths. But when our ego is tethered to our higher self, we realize our ego can become a Phoenix Child rather than an Inner child. Raising up from the ashes of our old wounds and narratives.

As part of your meditation practice or any walking mindfulness, allow a space for the innocence of your youth, to integrate to the wisdom of your maturity. The wisdom of the higher self, the observer of your life. That soft voice in your head that whispers to us of the grander vision of your path. Breath deep into this space.

This is how we tether and integrate to the higher self. For the ego can cry out its wants and fears, when not grounded in self love. Having us live not from the precious moment of now where all miracles are manifested, but stuck in the past that is consumed by regret or projected into an unknown future that is governed by fear.

Our action and thoughts now arise not from Love but from these fears and these desires. We become caught in a groove of unresolved emotions and as mice on a wheel we endlessly repeat behaviors that no longer serve us.

When we connect to our hearts through meditation and breathing we can actually sense the space around our physical heart expanded in all directions with each inhale and exhale. Tethered to our Higher Self, through this Heart Chakra portal.

Rejoicing in the innocence of our Phoenix child, now reborn. We can experience the playfulness and joy, we once felt. We rediscover the freedom of manifesting our destiny from a place of love and compassion. From this place, we soar, removed from the chains of fear, hate, judgement and isolation. We begin to see again with the eyes of a child, with wonder. No longer feeling separate.

We now can see others too, as the innocent children they once were. For our eyes and hearts are open to the Divinity in each of us. From this place, love can blossom, as we shift into a heart of center consciousness.

Today, I will be mindful of my actions and embrace the precious innocent child within my heart.
I will allow him or her to be playful, to be trusting, and joyful as the day unfolds. I will open my divine sight and begin to see the innocent child in others. As I open my eyes and my heart, I follow the path of compassion, led by my Phoenix Child. Becoming a Warrior of Light.

Blessing

Jafriel

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